Do you really think that 70,000 new pages of tax code is simplification????!!! You progressives keep insisting that “trickle down economics” doesn’t work. But ‘trickle down taxation” will? Whatever gets stolen from the “rich” has to pass through the hands of all the bureaucrats lining their pockets before any of it gets to the “middle class”, its promised target. Taxing income is the poorest way of raising revenue; it encourages “loopholes” and work arounds, and is a strong incentive to not work (hence the huge welfare class, which has to be supported by those who decide to work hard.)
January 20, 2015 at 11:14pm
“strong economy’—the longest and slowest recovery since WWII, and we still aren’t back up to where we were before he took office.
“more people working”–workforce participation in 1994 was 88%. In 2014, it was 80%. There are 94 million Americans not working who should be. Food stamp participation has been over 47M for the last 3 years. More people on welfare than in recorded history.
“lower gas prices”–not his doing. He closed all federal lands to oil and gas exploration. The lower prices are a result of private drilling and fracking on private land. If we could develop the federal lands, gas would hover around .50/gal or so. For the next 100 years.
“free community college tuition”–like all progressives, the true meaning of the word “free” escapes him completely. The taxpayer will be on the hook for all the costs, and the cost for what is now a very reasonably priced 2 year education will grow exponentially, as has the 4 year brand. But hey, it’s only money!
“I’m done with campaigning”–HAH! The traveling will only increase, the fundraisers get pricier, and the line of Dems with their hands out for a take of the campaign pie will extend from one end of Pennsylvania Ave to the other. He’s been doing it for 6 years now. Why stop something that works so well for him?
January 10, 2015 at 11:05pm
Wrong, wrong, wrong. Nothing is “free” except what we get from God. Anything of this world has a price.
Steven Crowder talked about this a couple of days ago. He’s from Canada, and they’ve been offering “free” tuition for higher education for some time now. The results haven’t been good. McGill University (similar to the U of Mich) is in debt up to its eyeballs, as are most of the other colleges and universities in Canada. The federal gov’t doesn’t pay the whole cost, and the schools are having to pick up the slack. Good teachers and professors are leaving the system, standards are dropping, and people aren’t getting the education they were promised. It won’t be any better here. “Magic always comes with a price.”
January 10, 2015 at 10:32pm
I got the letter last year and ordered four. I don’t currently own any guns, but I thought it would be nice to mess up their database. That, and they made cool stocking stuffers for some friends of mine who do own guns.
December 3, 2014 at 5:30pm
Very, it’s called “natural rights”. Just because some unconstitutional laws have been passed does not abrogate rights we are born with. There used to be signs in business windows that stated “we reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.” If a business makes it a habit to refuse service to potential customers, they would go out of business. This had the salutary effect of making businesses self-policing in their use of this right. Refuse to serve blacks? Lose customers and risk going out of business. Refuse to serve homosexuals? Lose customers and ditto. It was the government and stupid laws that protected businesses from going out of business for stupid actions. Now we have even stupider laws which force businesses to close.
 November 10, 2014 at 8:25pm
But it’s the general populace that put those corrupt, immoral, vicious, mean spirited politicians in government in the first place. It would appear that the rot starts at the tail.
 October 28, 2014 at 6:56pm
The best time to start to change all this will be coming up in a couple of weeks. VOTE! Get your friends and family to vote! Vote for the conservative most likely to win (generally someone with an R after their name). If you don’t like him/her for one reason or another, do it anyway! Nothing is more important than getting the liberal dems out of office throughout the country. Once the majorities are secured, we can work on getting more solid conservatives in office, but if the libs stay for 2 more years in control of anything, we will not be able to turn things around for a very long time, if ever.
This is not a time to stand on “principles”. Staying home or using your one vote on a person who hasn’t the proverbial snowball’s chance of winning is foolish at this place in time. There are no perfect candidates, only perfect opportunities. Ours is this Nov 4th.
 September 17, 2014 at 8:49pm
August 25, 2014 at 10:09am
Which is why parental involvement is more important than any external program. Engaged, involved and caring parents are the answer to most of society’s ills, and their influence carries far beyond their own families. Mothers and fathers working together to raise strong and loving children are stronger than any other force in our society.
August 25, 2014 at 8:56am
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons), are also against SSM and abortion. Our doctrine has not changed either. Don’t feel so alone. There are many Christians who believe the way you do.
August 23, 2014 at 8:32am
And in the meantime, we have a Marine in a stinking Mexican jail for going on 5 months. And no word from the Resident as to when he’ll try to get him out.
August 23, 2014 at 8:26am
Jealous a bit? Got a problem with people who earn a living? Hate to see others enjoying the fruits of their labors? There’s a name for underachievers like yourself. Progressive water-carrier. Always at the bottom, looking up, and hating it.
August 15, 2014 at 1:29pm
So did I. With Dish now, but still not satisfied. I keep it for a couple of channels and The Blaze.
July 29, 2014 at 6:52pm
My local Aldi grocery store uses locking carts, but they take quarters to unlock, which you get back when you re-attach your cart to the line.
July 26, 2014 at 10:35am
Probably why she got fired from her day job!
 July 25, 2014 at 10:48am
I was working at a veterinarian’s office years ago. I had a miscarriage, and shortly after that, a client asked me when the baby was due. I simply said, “I lost it”, and he was profusely apologetic. I went on with my life, my boss didn’t say anything to the client, and we didn’t make anything more of the incident. People, especially young children, can be (and often are) thoughtless in their comments to others. We don’t always think before we speak, and that’s OK. People make mistakes, say things without malice, and act like flawed human beings. It’s not a crime, just life. We have been trained to be super-sensitive to the slightest indication of disrespect, all out of proportion to the action and intent. Being loving and forgiving works better.
 July 25, 2014 at 10:39am
This doesn’t sound like a new law, just a clarification of what the original law, the 5th Amendment to the Constitution, actually means. The various enforcement agencies mentioned have been increasingly lawless in their seizures of property from citizens who haven’t even been charged with a crime, much less arrested and/or prosecuted. This is a clear violation of the original intent of the 5th, as it’s about the same thing the British soldiers were doing here before the Revolutionary War. I support Senator Paul in this.
 July 25, 2014 at 10:15am
The fact that there is a huge “tax” on imported sugar had something to do with the use of HFCS. No other country pays as much as we do for imported cane sugar. The corn growers wanted it that way, and they paid millions to the government agencies in the form of lobbying in order to get the imports down.
 July 25, 2014 at 10:12am
I live in Michigan. I buy a herd share every year so I can get the fresh milk, eggs, meats and other produce that help keep my family healthy. I support our local growers, dairies, ranches and orchardists. The government is interfering with my choice to feed my family healthy, unprocessed foodstuffs from people that I know and trust. I have written to the various agencies that are involved in this systemic overreach of governmental power, and have received the general platitudes of “Thank you for your interest in this topic.” It’s hugely frustrating.
 July 25, 2014 at 10:05am
I don’t care if big corporations make food-like stuff, or if big seed companies make frankenseeds. Not everyone, or even most, can get real food and grow naturally produced plants for food, especially those in cities. But I get real mad when the government and the big food and seed companies tell me I can’t grow my own food, save my own rainwater, or buy from my provider of choice for food that I prefer. It’s all about control. Follow the money, every time.